On 1st October 2015 Edwalton Primary School entered into Partnership with the Flying High Trust. Joining the Flying High Trust brings with it a wealth of opportunity, support, challenge and accountability to ensure we continue to improve every day to provide the best opportunities for our children.
The Flying High Trust is a partnership of schools across Nottinghamshire, Nottingham City and Derbyshire. Schools work together to ensure we are relentless in ensuring our children receive the best possible opportunities and experiences. This is achieved through a true collaboration where all decisions centre on children and schools are empowered to adopt best practice, adapt it within the context of each school and fly!
We aim for our schools to be the best in the universe!
By the end of their primary education we aim for all of our children to be ready for secondary school and be inspired to be the best they can be through our seven values. The values are fundamental to everything the Trust represents; they run through all elements of school improvement and are understood and owned by all members of the school community. Schools with their own clear USP linked to their values blend together the Trust values with those held so dear within each individual school.
As a Trust Partnership our expectation is that all schools:
In our schools you will see we work together to:
What you need to know when applying for a place
Working together, relentless in our pursuit of excellence to create the best schools in the universe, where we make every day count.
Our values underpin all that we do, putting children at the heart of every decision:
Contact the Flying High Partnership:
CEO Mr Chris Wheatley
Chair Mr Neil Robinson
Both the CEO and Chair can be contacted using the details below:
Flying High Trust
c/o Cotgrave Candleby Lane School
Telephone 0115 721 1789
Facebook Flying High Partnership
Please click here to access key Trust documents including:
Click here to meet the Members, Trustees, Flying High central team and Head teachers
Click here to see all schools within the partnership
Click here to find out about vacancies across the Partnership
Click on the photo below to hear from Chris Wheatley, CEO:
School Visits for parents of children starting school in Reception September 2023
Thursday 6th October 3.45pm - 4.30pm
Wednesday 9th November 3.45pm - 4.30pm
Tuesday 22nd November 3.45pm - 4.30pm
If you would like to attend one of the above visits please either call the school office 0115 9144221 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you feel inspired by your child’s school, or know someone that would make a great teacher? The Flying High Partnership works in collaboration with Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training to provide an ‘Outstanding’ School Centred Teacher Training Course.
We are delighted to announce that our teacher training provision, delivered in partnership with Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training, has achieved an 'Outstanding' rating in our recent Ofsted inspection.
The inspection, conducted in May 2023, assessed the program's overall effectiveness, the quality of education and training, as well as its leadership and management. The Ofsted report highlighted the overwhelmingly positive experiences of trainees, who actively sought out Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training due to its renowned high-quality training. The inspectors were particularly impressed by the strong culture of ambition, professionalism, and high expectations, all while prioritising the wellbeing of trainees. As one Headteacher said, "There is a really strong culture of ambition, professionalism, and high expectation, but this is all wrapped up by having the well-being of all trainees at heart."
Edwalton Primary School is proud of the partnership we have with Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training and we know encourage parents who might be interested in a Teaching career to ask in school for more information about how to train with us. Trainee teachers benefit from the fantastic support provided by the dedicated staff at the centre and during their placements in schools.
Our Head teacher, Mr. Thomas, shared, “Several of our teachers were home-grown within the SCITT and are going from strength to strength as classroom practitioners.”
Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training offers various routes towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), including SCITT (fee-paying and salaried) and assessment-only routes. We are thrilled to announce that 90 trainees have already signed up to begin their journey with us in September this year, across the region.
Chris Wheatley, CEO of Flying High Partnership, echoed the sentiments of the report, expressing great pride in the Outstanding rating. “I am absolutely delighted to have achieved an Ofsted outstanding, recognising our commitment to teacher training across this area and beyond. We know that by having outstanding teacher training across Derbyshire we can attract the high-quality trainees, who through our support will become exceptional teachers within schools across the locality”
The 'Outstanding' rating awarded to Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training is a testament to the dedication, hard work, and passion of all those involved in the program. It exemplifies the strong partnership between the training provider, schools, and trainees, all working together to shape the next generation of confident and effective teachers.
If you are interested in delving deeper into the details of the Ofsted report or exploring the possibility of becoming a teacher through Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training program, we encourage you to reach out to us. You can find more information and contact details on our website at https://inspiringleadersscitt.com/.